Widower’s new book of poetry in late wife’s memory

Dermot and Jacqui Breen.
Dermot and Jacqui Breen.

A man who lost his wife to cancer has written a new book of poetry in a bid to raise further funds for charity.

Dermot Breen’s wife Jacqui - who taught at Greenisland Primary School for over 25 years - lost her battle with ovarian cancer in January 2015.

In 2015, a new playground at Greenisland Primary was opened in memory of Jacqui Breen.

In 2015, a new playground at Greenisland Primary was opened in memory of Jacqui Breen.

The retired civil servant has previously raised thousands for Cancer Research UK with a number of long distance treks including the Ireland Way, the Ulster Way, and Camino de Santiago in Spain.

Dermot also penned 'The Edge: Walking the Ulster Way with My Angels and Demons’ and 'The Man with the Camino Tattoo’ , with proceeds from his latest book, ‘Girl with the Dove’ going towards the charity.

Writing on his Facebook page 1000k4j (1000 kilometres for Jacqui) on January 13, Dermot said: "Today, on what would have been Jacqui’s 59th birthday, I have chosen to celebrate it by publishing a special collection of poems and photographs compiled by me over the last five years. It’s called ‘Girl with the Dove’ and it is dedicated to Jacqui."

Copies of the book can be ordered via the 1000k4j page.